I Ching Hexagrams – Difficulty at the beginning: meaning of the lines
Line 1: This is a crucial line, symbolizing the lingering yang energy, the Thunder. Since it’s unable to move forward, it stays and unites those who are in a similar situation.
Line 2: The second line is a weak man sitting on a sturdy horse who has difficulties controlling the animal.
Line 3: The third line faces a rift that is symbolized by the upper trigram thus the Water. There’s no correspondence so it isolates and gets into a dangerous situation. Resist to temptation and illusions you have no chance to succeed.
Line 4: The first line is the pair of the fourth; it can be a good relationship. There’s the chance of harmony, but there are two women frustrating unity. (the yin lines). In other relation, it’s like as if this line would be the minister of the fifth one. A good minister needs help (first line) to support the leader (fifth line).
Line 5: The leader would help the employees but there are obstacles. (line 4 and 6). Self-improvement can make the situation lucky.
Line 6: The upper line doesn’t correspond with the third one so it isolates. It’s impossible to deal with the difficulty; the only way to survive is changing ourselves wisely and deliberately. If we just sit and whine nothing will change.